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Reet Cheema Jul 15 2013

Which are the best places to visit in India in December?

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Come December and everyone wants to run away with their loved ones to make the best of the last month of the year. Here is a list of the best places to visit in December to help you plan your vacation better.


Pondicherry is just the perfect vacation spot for you, in case you are planning to spend your vacations away from the chaotic city life. Apart from pristine quiet beaches, the city also holds an important place in history being the largest French colony in India. The French cuisine restaurants and cafes here are a must try! You can find out more information on places to eat in Pondicherry, before you set out on a foodie excursion in Pondicherry.


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Known for one of the most beautiful wonders of the world that stands magnificently and proud on its soil--the Taj Mahal, Agra doesn't need much of an introduction. Bestowed with love, romance and peace, this monument is worth spending time with your loved ones, weaving bonds of togetherness for years to come.


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Known as god’s own country, the enchanting backwaters of Kerala, hill stations and mesmerising waterfalls make Kerala as one the most preferred tourist destinations during December.

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is where you can view spectacular sunrises and sunsets during the month of December. Encapsulating great spiritual significance for Hindus, it is dedicated to the goddess of Devi Kanya (Parvati’s incarnation). Blessed with beautiful plains and hills, colourful sea-shores and paddy fields, Kanyakumari, also known as Cape Comorin, has everything to woo you as a voyager.


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December is one of the best months for spending your vacations in Puri as the region is very beautiful and full of greenery. It is also one of the holy destinations of the Hindus, being a part of the Char Dham pilgrimages. While here, you can also visit the Chilka Lake, renowned as the biggest inland salt-water lagoon. You can also visit other places like Puri Beach, Gundicha Ghar and the Chilka Wildlife Sanctuary.


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If you want to experience what it is to be like in heaven then Manali is the place to visit in the month of December. Swathed in snow from the month of November until March, the Himalayas make for a beautiful tourist destination.

While summers in Manali are best known for exploring spectacular hot spots, winters call for adventurous snow sports accompanied by majestic views of snowfall making it one of the best places to visit in December in India.


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The land of enchanting beaches makes up for the best winter destination which is second to no other place in India. The temperature and humidity drops during December-February, making it the most ideal time to visit Goa. Also, the sea is calmer and the climate is perfect for spending your vacations. You can see highest number of tourists flock during this time of the year making every corner lit up with liveliness.

Also, if you plan your trip to Goa during the last week of December, you can attend the Sunburn Festival, the biggest electronic music festival in India. It's a three day festival held at Candolim Beach and is attended by music lovers from all around the world. The festival is an amalgamation of music, entertainment, shopping and food and is worth a visit.


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If you wish to feel the magic and vibrancy of the desert, Jaisalmer is the place for you to visit this December. It is the best time for sightseeing as well as indulging in outdoor activities and shopping. Exotic beauty and paramount in historical value, Jaisalmer will give you the taste of real Rajasthan.

To make most of your visit here, go on a desert safari and experience the great Thar Desert. Sam sand dunes is a major attraction in Jaisalmer. You can also join a camel caravan. Do not miss watching the beautiful sunrise and sunset on the sand dunes. So, pack your bags and set off towards the desert this winter.


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One of the oldest tourist enclaves in India, Kovalam is famous for its beaches and is extremely popular among tourists due to shallow waters and low tidal waves. December is the perfect month to plan a trip here. Also, this time of the year is perfect to indulge in sightseeing, water sports and other leisure activities. Relax and unwind with a brilliant Ayurvedic massage. You can also try your hand at snorkelling at Eve's Beach as the water at this beach is clear and good for viewing underwater marine life.


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, a cosmopolitan metropolis, famous for its chaotic streets, offers you million reasons to visit the place. December being a pleasant weather with cool breeze and low humidity will make your stay here an overall rejuvenating experience There are several activities to indulge in while you are there which includes sightseeing, water sports, camping, pub hopping, cruising and much more.


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So, pack your bags and prepare a to-do-list of the best places to visit in December in India.

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